Winning photo: Sarah's photo from her family's first home swap holiday
A BIG thank you to everyone who sent in their photos to our home swap photography competition. We received over 150 photos, making it extremely hard to select a winner.
We loved seeing your photos - after such a tough couple of years it was just soooo nice to see members again enjoying their home swap holidays! We received everything from fun selfies, photos from members' summer swaps, as well as several very impressive photos from professional travel photographers. However, we loved the natural joy in Sarah's winning photo (above) which was taken during her family's first home exchange holiday, a summer staycation in the New Forest. As the winner of the photo competition, Sarah has been sent a Kindle Paperwhite!
Sarah's family home swap holiday in the New Forest:
"The travel photo competition has come at the perfect time as we have just returned from our first home exchange holiday! We had a wonderful week staycation in the New Forest with our two girls (8 and 4). We swapped our home in Newquay, Cornwall with a family with similar aged children.
Whilst in the New Forest we went to Paultons Park, cycled around Burley and Brockenhurst and explored Winchester. We had such a great time.
Thank you so much for making the holiday possible!"
In addition to the winning photo, Sarah sent in several equally excellent photos from her family's home swap; we felt they were so lovely that we've included them below (click to view full size).
Meet the member:
Sarah is English, her husband is a Kiwi, one daughter was born in Canada, the other in Cornwall. They love travelling and surfing, are extremely active and enjoy the outdoors in any capacity.
Runner up photos: we will be publishing the excellent runner up images / home swap descriptions here on the Travel the Home Exchange Way blog. The runners ups each receive a one-year Home Base Holidays membership (worth £49 each).